that is what i've been calling it for 32 years. to be a director, you must have imagination. whosimagination, m sears, yos or mine? it'll be done your way, but not by me and not by any other director who respects himself. (edward dmytryk) howard hawks had the greatest technique if a producer came on the set, he would say to the prop man, "hey, come on, bring a chair over here." and he'd say to the producer, "come on, sit down, let's chat." and everybody else would go off the set. and the producer would talk and in about 5 or 10 minutes, he'd realize that nobody was working. and he would also realize that nobody would be working until he left. so sooner or later, he'd get up and go. there were any number of peopl that we cago back to, kind of von stroheim and work our way up and we can run out that litany of filmmakers who were done in by the constraints of this dehumanizing, highly industrialized, profit-motivated system. but, the more i look at it, the more i see the system as. as enabling as it was constraining.